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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2005 09:48:27 AM »

Selenium, here's a tip for loose weaves - fuse all the pieces with knit interfacing, it has a stretch in 1 direction and is great for adding stability to those loose weaves.  I forgot the exact name.  They come in black or white.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2005 11:10:50 AM »

Good tip with the interfacing.  I have a bunch, but none designed for knits.   I'll definitely be asking about that at the store.  I wonder if I could some sort of fusible material that will dissolve in the wash.

McCalls 4311 looks like the prefect summer jacket.  I would love to see it if you plan on making one.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2005 12:56:11 PM »

I think it is called fusi-knit.  So I'm in, I'll have to find fabric.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2005 05:11:38 AM »

I've been ogling the simplicity 4954 for a couple days... also tempted by Kwiksew 3334.
Great website: http://sewing.patternreview.com/ to see what people come up with.

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This inspired me. I bought the KS3334 pattern and have it half-together on my dining room table. I'm trying to stick by a few rules this time: Follow the instructions.  No short cuts. Stop when I'm tired. Cheap fabric for the first time using this pattern. Top stitch all seams, and handstitch hems.
Although these may seem like common sense, I rarely follow any of them. Cheers!
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2005 05:36:02 AM »

I bought some baby blue stretch woven but would really like to use linen, so I'm holding out until I find some.  Maybe I should use the stretch woven as my muslin.
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2005 06:09:51 AM »

I now have more thread and some more neutral lining fabric.  I plan on making some progress this weekend if work does not get in the way and my crappy crappy sewing machine stops jamming.

Full speed ahead!
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2005 06:27:29 AM »

I've never managed to follow a pattern before, but I really want a blazer (it took me a decade to get over my private school blazer hell, but now I love them. Never in navy with yellow piping, though!).

I'm going to check out the fabric store tomorrow.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2005 08:05:07 AM »

I now have more thread and some more neutral lining fabric.  I plan on making some progress this weekend if work does not get in the way and my crappy crappy sewing machine stops jamming.

Full speed ahead!
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What is the machine doing exactly?  I made a bag out of material similar to what you are using and had a little trouble until I put in a new, sharper needle and cleaned around the bobbin case where some of the ravelings from the loose weave material were catching. 
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2005 05:00:09 PM »

I now have more thread and some more neutral lining fabric.  I plan on making some progress this weekend if work does not get in the way and my crappy crappy sewing machine stops jamming.

Full speed ahead!

Selenuim, another thing (that may be self-evident, but had me stumped for a really long time) is that you need to have the presser foot up when you thread the machine, otherwise the tension is screwed and it will jam.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2005 05:54:43 PM »

Ooooh, can I play? I've done my pattern, I've got my fabric AND lining AND interlining AND my buttons....which is pretty darn organised for me! I'll be starting tommorrow, and if anyone has tips for inserting piping 'the easy way' I'd be grateful....
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